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Stella Meghie makes her directorial debut with Jean of the Joneses

The Canadian director explains how she went from working in fashion PR to directing two movies in two years.
Jean of the Joneses is the first feature film by writer, director and producer Stella Meghie. (Raw Sugar PR)
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Stella Meghie's chase for creativity led her to filmmaking. 

The Canadian director was in New York working in fashion and beauty PR when it hit her that she wanted to do something different in her life. "It just wasn't as creative as I wanted it to be," Meghie remembers. "So I decided to take a chance and quit, and go back to school." 

Director Stella Meghie put out her feature film debut Jean of the Joneses earlier this year. (Raw Sugar PR)

Fast forward to this year and Meghie has put out her debut feature film, Jean of the Joneses, and is already wrapping up a second one, Everything Everything. 

Jean of the Joneses is about a dysfunctional Jamaican-American family in Brooklyn and it takes inspiration from Meghie's own family. "I took such a confidence out of it," Meghie says, of making her first film. "It was just affirming, I just knew it was for me."

WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer for Jean of the Joneses below.

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